Former WWE producer Bruce Prichard said in an interview on The Steve Austin Show that Michael Hegstrand had originally conceived the idea of a miserable clown character. Giroux's first imitation gimmick came as a direct result of the antics of the heel Doink the Clown, who had a second Doink come out to interfere in the match. Unfollow doink the clown figure to stop getting updates on your eBay Feed. The Royal Family got the win at Survivor Series, but the celebration was short lived for Lawler.  Dink's second PPV appearance came at the 1994 Survivor Series where he was joined by fellow "Mini Clowns" Pink and Wink to make up the team Clowns'R'Us to face Jerry Lawler and his three "Mini Kings" – Sleazy, Cheesy and Queasy. Dubbed Clowns R’ Us, the quartet consisting of Doink the Clown and his sidekicks Pink, Dink, and Wink, took on The Royal Family. Doink, Dink, Stink and Barry Doink the Clown was a professional wrestler in the World Wrestling Federation, now known as the WWE since the right to beat the crap out of animals was subjected to animal cruelty after a Panda fell from the ceiling and died in 1998.  Giroux also made appearances in the World Wrestling Federation from 1982, often teaming with his brother Lionel Giroux who wrestled as "Little Beaver". Matthew Wade Osborne (July 27, 1957 – June 28, 2013), known professionally as Matt Borne, was an American professional wrestler.Osborne was a second generation wrestler, the son of Tony Borne, and is best known as being the first wrestler to portray the character of Doink the Clown. Doink the Clown is a professional wrestler in the World Wrestling Federation, now known as the WWE since the right to beat the crap out of animals was subjected to animal cruelty after a Panda fell from the ceiling and died in 1998. During a match between Doink and Randy Savage on Monday Night Raw, Giroux climbed out from under the ring dressed like a miniature version of Randy Savage (instantly dubbed the Macho Midget). Giroux made his debut in the late 1970s after being trained by Little Brutus and Hall of Famer Sky Low Low under the name "Tiger Jackson". This match was set up by a series of pranks played on Bam Bam Bigelow by Doink the Clown. More Crap Like The Crap You Just Read Someone Bought This: Clown around in a Doink baseball capShow your love of our favorite evil clown Continue Reading 5 out of 5 stars (1) 1 product ratings - WWE MATTEL 2014 DOINK THE CLOWN ELITE 34 FLASHBACK FIGURE WWF NICE! Doink and Dink the Clowns Here’s a gimmick I absolutely love. 1993 "WWF Wrestling Challenge" Oh well, I guess that’s a “small” price to pay for such an.. um… unique shirt. In Mexico there is a tradition for the midget wrestlers to imitate "full sized" wrestlers such as Mascarita Sagrada and Mascara Sagrada. Doink the Clown sprayed some silly string on Austin motivating "Stone Cold" to attack the clown. Doink the Clown is the name and persona originated by professional wrestler Matt Osborne in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) and used there from 1992 to 1996, and sporadically thereafter. $73.99 $ 73. 4.6 out of 5 stars 23. Dink's first PPV appearance was on March 20, 1994 at WrestleMania X, teaming with Doink to face Bam Bam Bigelow and Luna Vachon in a losing effort. Other options New from $65.99. 4 talking about this. Dink was introduced as a present to Doink the Clown by Santa Claus himself on an edition of WWF Superstars of Wrestling that aired on November 27, 1993. This shirt is supposed to have Doink The Clown on it but it looks more like Dink to me. His diminutive sidekick, Dink the Clown (who was approximately four feet tall) wore a similar clown suit. After Osborne left the WWF in late 1993, the character was played by several wrestlers, both in the WWF (later WWE) and elsewhere. , In late 1992, Jackson signed on with the WWF and started to team up with The Bushwhackers in their feud against The Beverly Brothers. It’s so simple and cheesy and 100% 1990s. FREE Shipping by Amazon. A rugged brawler in promotions like Mid-South Wrestling and World Championship Wrestling, Osborne made a major impact in WWE under the greasepaint of a prankster named Doink — one of the most enduring personas of the early ’90s. Dink was introduced as a present to Doink the Clown by Santa Claus himself on an edition of WWF Superstars of Wrestling that aired on November 27, 1993. "Slam! Ages: 6 - 15 years. Doink loved to torture early rivals Randy Savage, Bret Hart and especially Crush. January 1993: Doink The Clown began showing up at TV events mengling with the fans and playing evil pranks. In the 1990s, Claude Giroux followed that tradition after working for the WWF for about 6 months, appearing as miniature versions of several full-sized wrestlers. Doink the Clown: Doink's friendly Mini Me. Doink the Clown is a professional wrestling character originally and most popularly portrayed by Matt Borne, who debuted the Doink persona in the World Wrestling Federation in 1992. January 11, 1993 – RAW: Doink the Clown was shown messing with fans in the crowd and being mean to them. In the early days of his career, Giroux wrestled in many National Wrestling Alliance territories, for the World Wrestling Council in Puerto Rico, and in Germany, as well. In stock on December 19, 2020. In retaliation Akbar called on the original Doink Matt Borne. The sight of the Macho Midget distracted Doink long enough to be rolled up for a pinfall. Doink the Clown is the name and persona originated by professional wrestler Matt Osborne in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) and used there from 1992 to 1996, and sporadically thereafter. From then on, Dink accompanied Doink to ringside and took part in the clown antics played on opponents. Jeff Jarrett dawned the clown paint back when to play pranks on Doink’s partner Dink before defeating Doink … The gleam in his eyes and his grin could not hide the twisted monster that lurked behind the clown makeup and costume. C $257.04 or Best Offer +C $36.77 shipping This peaked when he was assigned a midget version of himself in Dink. WWE is saddened by the news that Matt Osborne, aka the original Doink the Clown, has passed away. In Mexico there is a tradition for the midget wrestlers to imitate "full sized" wrestlers such as Mascarita Sagrada and Mascara Sagrada. This caused them to lose the Wrecking Ball Wrestling tag titles. Although he debuted as a dark clown, Doink soon became a comedy character on WWF during the early 90s. The evil clown astonished WWE viewers by attacking opponents with prosthetic clown limbs.  After his debut, Giroux helped Randy Savage out a few times but also went back to teaming with the Bushwhackers, this time working as "The Macho Midget".. The first Doink the Clown was Matt Osbourne aka Matt Borne had some problems with the WWF office at the time and they wanted the character to …  Outside of his stint as Dink the Clown, Giroux also performed in the WWF as Tiger Jackson in the 1980s and as The Macho Midget in the 1990s.  He is still active in the Canadian Independent circuit. The description of the Doink character refers to face paint, but, at least in the WWF (and in the picture in this article), he clearly wore a mask with a clown face. Richard Trogdon’s portrayal of one of Doink’s sidekicks, Pink, culminated at the 1994 Survivor Series. Doink the Clown passes away. In 1997, Giroux made a one-off appearance for World Championship Wrestling as Tiger Jackson when the company toured through Montreal, which has been Giroux's home territory since leaving the WWF.. WWF WWE Doink the Clown debut vs Bob East. And Doink showed that he was no joke in the ring. He started out as a vicious Heel played by veteran "Maniac" Matt Borne. I am no more than an instrument of nature, a product of my environment. He wrestles in a clown costume, complete with face paint, makeup, and bright green hair. A rugged brawler in promotions like Mid-South Wrestling and World Championship Wrestling, Osborne made a major impact in WWE under the greasepaint of a prankster named Doink — one of the most enduring personas of the early ’90s. Today, in this latest piece, we ask ‘ Whatever Happened to ’ Claude Giroux, the man who played Dink. If … New listing 1993 Hasbro Titan Sports WWF WWE Doink The Clown Purple Card Sealed Nice. WWE is saddened by the news that Matt Osborne, aka the original Doink the Clown, has passed away. Our deepest condolences go out to Osborne’s family, friends and fans. After losing the match, all six midgets attacked Jerry Lawler and chased him from the ring. The Doink wrestling persona is that of a circus clown. On May 23, 2010 Doink the Clown, portrayed by Dusty Wolfe, interfered against Skandar Akbar and his men Dr. Knuckles and Rommel.
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